North Lake Tahoe is an absolute treasure — with its sparkling blue waters, phenomenal mountain scenery and endless recreation, the destination is a treat during any time of year.

But, around the lake lie many other treasures — lesser-known activities — that offer explorers one-of-a-kind experiences in this special place.

This year, we’re sharing out a series of treasures to give you new ideas on how to experience North Lake Tahoe. 

Check out videos and guides below with insider tips to enhance your North Lake Tahoe adventures! 

Follow along as we reveal our top Treasures of Tahoe, and share your adventures with: 

Treasure #1: Best Panoramic View

Treasure #1: Best Panoramic View

Lake Tahoe’s beauty is no secret, but many people have no idea where to enjoy it from above. Enter the Tunnel Creek Trail: home to the most beautiful panoramic view of Lake Tahoe, and a cheeky Monkey Rock.

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Treasure #2: Lake Tahoe Rum Trail

Treasure #2: Lake Tahoe Rum Trail

Rum has become the unofficial beverage of choice for North Lake Tahoe, as it can be found in cocktails all around the lake. Follow the Tahoe Rum Trail around these six locations and raise your glass over scenic lakefront views.

Treasure #3: Historic Hideaways

Treasure #3: Historic Hideaways

Take a step back in time with us around North Lake Tahoe, with historical landmarks that allow you to experience the region’s storied history. From lifestyles of the rich and famous to stars of the silver screen
check out these three historic places in North Lake Tahoe.

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Treasure #4: High-Flying Tahoe Adventure

Treasure #4: High-Flying Tahoe Adventure

Whether you wish to fly through the air with the greatest of ease or test your stamina, this Treasure of Tahoe can be found high off the ground. Take your Tahoe adventure to the next level at the Treetop Adventure Park and Tahoe Via Ferrata.

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Treasure #5: Tahoe Lakeside S'more Tour

Treasure #5: Tahoe Lakeside S'more Tour

Winter is not complete without s’mores over a toasty fire pit, and did you know there are many fabulous places to enjoy a s’more right on the shores of North Lake Tahoe? When your sweet tooth is calling, join us along the Tahoe Lakeside S’more Tour!

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Treasure #6: Winter Lakeside Sunsets

Treasure #6: Winter Lakeside Sunsets

It’s no secret that North Lake Tahoe has some of the most gorgeous sunsets on the west coast, but did you know that winter is actually the best time to watch the sunset? The shoreline of North Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to watch the sky light up, so follow along and get your cameras ready!

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Treasure #7: WinterWonderGrass

Treasure #7: WinterWonderGrass

With three events nationwide WinterWonderGrass is a celebration of music that combines a laid-back atmosphere and snowy scenery of Lake Tahoe for a music festival unlike any other. Celebrating 5 years in North Lake Tahoe the event is the best way to combine spring skiing sunny days and great music for a getaway like no other.

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Treasure #8: Dog Days of Winter

Treasure #8: Dog Days of Winter

 A dog’s day in North Lake Tahoe is a winter getaway where your dog can join in on the fun along with you! North Lake Tahoe offers so much for you and your pooch to do so that you both can have the time of your life enjoying all that North Lake Tahoe has to offer this winter season.

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Treasure #9: Chickadee Ridge

Treasure #9: Chickadee Ridge

On a snowy trail high in the Mt. Rose Wilderness, fulfill your Snow White fantasies with some  friendly mountain chickadees that will eat right out of your hand! Grab your snowshoes and be rewarded with a snowy spring experience unlike any other.

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Treasure #10: Dual Season Days

Treasure #10: Dual Season Days

Dual Days are unique experiences in North Lake Tahoe, in which springtime travelers can take advantage of longer days with both snow and lakeside activities in one day. Springtime is the most beautiful time in North Lake Tahoe — between the snow-capped mountaintops and the idyllic aquamarine waters, there is truly no better time to soak in the region’s scenery.

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Treasure #11: Alpine Hot Tubs

Treasure #11: Alpine Hot Tubs

North Lake Tahoe features a variety of hot tubs and heated pools that are heated all year round, so you can go for a swim even on a chilly day. Whether you’re in for a day trip or you’re a resort guest, there’s something for everybody. Thanks to the gentle and temperate climate of spring in North Lake Tahoe, every day is the perfect day for a dip.

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Treasure #12: Summerlong Music

Treasure #12: Summerlong Music

What’s summer without the perfect soundtrack? North Lake Tahoe offers summerlong live music experiences, from weekly free music on the beach to music festivals in the mountains. Get ready to rock out with great live music all summer long!

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Treasure #13: Squaw Valley Mountain Adventures

Treasure #13: Squaw Valley Mountain Adventures

Elevate your summers when you take an aerial tram up to an alpine paradise! With heated pools and scenic hikes, high-altitude adventures at Squaw Mountain await.

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